Build A Strong Foundation With Subcontractors

April 16, 2019 Karli Langner

A project can’t be successful without a successful partnership between contractors and subcontractors. You depend on subcontractors to get jobs done on time, but managing them is difficult and time-consuming. What’s the secret to building a wonderful relationship with them from the start? Communication. Proactively communicating with your subcontractors from the beginning will save you from experiencing several bottlenecks while working with them. How can you do this?

Activate Communication for the Whole

Provide daily reporting requirements and the appropriate communication channels to your subcontractors from the beginning. The easier the process is, the more likely subcontractors will check in and keep you informed. Mobile tech solutions fit the needs of almost any construction business and allows you to stay out in the field, receiving reports from subcontractors in real-time.

Show Them Respect – Pay Them

It’s alllll about money, honey. It’s simple – the faster you can pay subcontractors, the happier they will be and the stronger your relationship will be. Paying subcontractors can also be streamlined with technology, and showing respect for their cash flow needs will increase the chance that they will partner with you again in the future.

Work From Consistent Data with No Ambiguity

Keep everyone involved. One source of information will make it easier for contractors and subcontractors to monitor productivity, efficiency, and safety. It makes collaboration hassle-free when you don’t have to chase down information from several different sources.

Collaboratively Plan Trucking Needs

TrackIt 3P helps you to gain unmatched visibility into material deliveries and utilize streamlined digital processes for ticketing, invoicing, and hauler payments for all of your trucks. Know when your load will arrive at the jobsite, which trucks are coming, and when the truck will return to your plant. Insights are captured in real-time by eliminating paper haul sheets and delivery tickets, and the solutions seamlessly coordinates AR/AP functions across all trading partners to pay haulers and generate accurate invoices in a timely manner.

Another big plus for TrackIt 3P? Absolutely no hardware is required to purchase – just download it, log in, and get to work. Click here to learn more about our solution for outsourcing logistics.

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